Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects in San Jose?05/07/2018Curtis Orton You may wonder what’s the best season for San Jose home improvement projects. Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to put in new windows when it’s freezing outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic when it’s sweltering outside. Yet there are more factors that go into choosing when to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to do certain home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on your timeline, and might even help your budget. What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects Weather The first thing to take into account is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements are weather dependent, like putting in new windows, putting together a patio, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like putting in window treatments or updating furniture, can be done any time of year. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a blazing summer, or any other time of year. If you have a strict deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the climate can affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than the rest of the year. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be managing as many projects and they can dedicate more time to your work. Your Schedule Some times of year might be better for your home improvements others. If you have kids in school, it might be smart to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is less crowded. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it might be a good time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes. Available Funds If you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund. Many families schedule their projects for after they get their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so remember that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects You’re Planning It’s smart to keep a tab of renovations you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can build a timeline. Try to schedule the big projects, such as new flooring, and finish up with the details like window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for when to schedule certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do All Year Long: Put in window treatments Paint interiors Get new appliances Spring Projects: Install landscaping Service heater Install new windows Replace or repair exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Clean chimneys Redo kitchens Renovate bathrooms Repair gutters and soffit Autumn Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Winterize home including energy audit and insulation Service A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Plan upcoming projects Install new flooring Replace furniture Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to address your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 916-542-1305 or use the form below.